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A Fat Person (Me) Tells You What Not to Say to A Fat Person

A Fat Person (Me) Tells You What Not to Say to A Fat Person

I have been fat my whole life (literally my whole life - I was a little over 11 lbs at birth).  This means I have 35 years of experience of people saying and doing the wrong thing when it comes to my weight.  I still remember the September after 2nd grade when a classmate's mother, who hadn't seen me since the previous school year, slowly looked me up and down and pronounced me..."enormous."

 Me as a giant baby.

Me as a giant baby.

So, I'm taking this time to put together a little PSA about what not to say to a fat person.  Maybe all of these don't bother everyone, but I guarantee at least one will really grind a fat person's gears. And trust me, you don't want that.

5. Have you always been big?

Have you always been an asshole?

4. You must have been a football player in high school [admittedly this one is more for the guys]!

Actually, I played the flute.  And I was quite good at it.  But that doesn't mean I can't crush you.

 I was a teen flautist, and I'm not afraid to put it on the internet.

I was a teen flautist, and I'm not afraid to put it on the internet.

3. But you're not fat...I'm talking about fat fat.

Actually, I am fat.  But that doesn't mean you should talk about it.  Or about any person's body, really, whether they're thick or thin.  It's none of your business.

2. Ugh, I'm such a heifer - I can't believe I ate that!

Well, no, you aren't.  And so what if you were? I am.

And now, for the #1 thing you should never say to a fat person:

1. You have such a handsome face!

Thank you for noticing.  I do have a handsome face!  And handsome legs, and a handsome belly, and handsome hands.  But, more importantly, I am also a smart, kind, talented, funny person. So there.

Bonus item:  You're so cuddly!

Sometimes.  Other times no.  'Cuz guess what? I am a human being who happens to be fat.  But I am still a human.  I am not always jolly, I am not always the life of the party (except, let's be real, I am), and I am not always cuddly.

What is the comment you least like to hear?

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